The top end of the new car market seldom seems to need much justification for rolling out a new special edition – other than bringing in a few extra bucks and making its customers feel extra special in the process. Bentley, for its part, is celebrating its 95th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion has released a special edition of its top-of-the-line Mulsanne saloon.

Called the Mulsanne 95, the limited-edition limo gets three very British color options, dark-tint finish for the Flying B hood ornament and special 21-inch wheels. Step inside and you'll find two-tone blue and white leather with red top-stitching, with a 95 motif embroidered into the seats and special illuminated treadplates, all offset by special Fulbeck Walnut panels that come from a single, giant walnut tree some 300 to 400 years old that came down in a storm in Lincolnshire in 2007.

Buyers will be able to choose between Britania Blue, Empire Red or Oxford White, but only 15 examples will be made available, and all exclusively in Bentley's home UK market.
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BENTLEY MARKS 95th ANNIVERSARY WITH LAUNCH OF UK-ONLY LIMITED EDITION MULSANNE

- 15 unique 'Mulsanne 95' models celebrate company's 95th anniversary
- British-inspired materials and design showcase the very best of Bentley's craftsmanship
- Elegant blend of contemporary and heritage bespoke features
- Exclusively reserved for customers in the UK

(Crewe, 15 May 2014). Bentley is marking its 95th anniversary in the UK by unveiling the 'Mulsanne 95', a striking special edition of the company's luxurious flagship model. Only 15 examples will be hand crafted by Bentley's Mulliner division in Crewe and all are reserved for customers in the United Kingdom. Their British-inspired colours, as well as a unique wood veneer and range of design cues, all emphasise the exclusive nature of the Mulsanne.

Three bespoke exterior colours; Britannia Blue, Empire Red and Oxford White – created especially for this limited run of cars and then hand-finished at Bentley's own paintshop – have been conceived for the Mulsanne 95 with each option reflecting Bentley's proud British roots.

The classic red, white and blue colour palette is complemented by some eye-catching exterior design touches unique to Mulsanne 95, with a dark tint finish given to the iconic Flying B bonnet mascot and the striking 21-inch five-spoke wheels.

The cabin of the Mulsanne 95 showcases Bentley's ability to skilfully blend contemporary features with the luxurious wood veneers and leather hides for which the company is renowned.

Illuminated treadplates featuring a bespoke 'NINETY FIVE' script and union flag detail turn the simple act of opening the door into an occasion. A distinctive '95' emblem has been embroidered onto the front and rear seats as well as featuring on the passenger fascia panel.

Bentley's passion for uncovering beautiful and sustainable wood veneers that bring character and great decorative taste throughout a cabin means the company has a team of experts searching around the globe for new designs. For this distinctly British model, however, the team found inspiration closer to home.

The Mulsanne 95 features a particularly rare and noteworthy wood veneer selected by Bentley from a huge walnut tree – estimated to be between 300 and 400 years old – which came down at Fulbeck Hall in Lincolnshire during a heavy storm in 2007. The Fulbeck Walnut veneer features in the signature 'ring of wood' that encompasses the entire interior, and its complex pattern displays a rare rippled effect which sweeps through the cabin. This unique veneer is complemented by a blue and white two-tone leather split with red contrast stitching to elegantly continue the British theme.

The 15 Mulsanne 95 models are available for customer order now through Bentley's network of 22 UK sales locations.


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      11fiveoh
      • 7 Months Ago
      I'll take this over a rolls, any day.
      CruzControl
      • 7 Months Ago
      Bentley could use a page from Rolls' book on uniqueness. Peel away the interior badges, and this could easily be one of KIA's new offerings. Even KIA has diamond quilted white leather O_o
        juststudent
        • 7 Months Ago
        @CruzControl
        Take a look yourself, and you'll know instantly which is which.
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 7 Months Ago
      They desperately need to fix that Spongebob Squarepants front end. Those two small outboard headlamps in particular... so awkward & out of place.
      Scooter
      • 7 Months Ago
      100 yrs maybe. 95 yrs feels too random.